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Multiple U.S. troops injured in Yemen raid: Pentagon

Reuters - 2017-05-23 20:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Multiple U.S. troops were injured in a Tuesday raid against a compound associated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen in which at least seven militants were killed, the Pentagon said. ...

Yemen raid kills seven al Qaeda militants: U.S. military

Reuters - 2017-05-23 05:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States military said a raid against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning (local time) killed seven militants, with two U.S. officials saying the primary objective of the raid was to gather intelligence. ...

Aide to IS Leader Baghdadi Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:36
ISTANBUL — A close aide to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike on Sunday. The IS militant was formerly a high-ranking member of the al-Qaeda group. Previous to that he was an Iraqi army brigadier. He along with four ...

UAE builds up Yemen regional army but country fragments

Reuters - 2017-05-03 09:53
MUKALLA, Yemen(Reuters) - Since a Yemeni force trained and funded by the United Arab Emirates recaptured the southern port of Mukalla from al Qaeda fighters a year ago, the Gulf state's efforts to consolidate progress risks being compromised by traditiona ...

900 Jordanian militants fighting in Syria and Iraq: senior official

Reuters - 2017-05-02 17:09
AMMAN (Reuters) - Around 900 Jordanians are currently fighting for Islamic State and al-Qaeda inspired groups in Syria and Iraq but recruitment numbers have fallen sharply to their lowest ever levels, a senior Jordanian official told Reuters on Tuesday. ...

Al Qaeda chief urges jihadists to use guerrilla tactics in Syria

Reuters - 2017-04-23 23:11
AMMAN (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Syrian Sunni jihadists to wage guerrilla war against enemies ranging from Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his Iranian-backed allies to Western powers. ...

D.E.S.I. Confirms and Russia Denies Arrestment of ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

Waar Media - 2017-04-18 21:23
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the Information Office of the Secretary General of the DESI European Department of Security and Information which announced today that “the office had received accurate information indicating that the leader of al-Qaeda [ISIS] “A ...

Islamic State Looking to Ally with al-Qaeda: Iraqi VP

BAS News - 2017-04-18 00:12
ISTANBUL — The Islamic State (IS) group is in the process of negotiating an alliance with al-Qaeda, Iraqi Vice President, Ayad Allawi, told Reuters. "The discussion has started now," Allawi said. "There are discussions and dialogue between messengers rep ...

London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link: police

Reuters - 2017-03-27 18:19
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Monday they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain's parliament last week, had any association with Islamic State or Al Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in jih ...

U.S. strike kills an al Qaeda 'leader' in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Reuters - 2017-03-26 04:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Saturday a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan this week killed an al Qaeda militant who was responsible for the death of two American service members and accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying S ...

Al-Qaeda-affiliated Group Claims Responsibility for Damascus Twin Blasts

BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:51
ISTANBUL — An al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group, Salafist group, known as Tahrir al-Sham has claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings that targeted Shi’ite pilgrims in Syria’s capital Damascus on Saturday. There is a discrepancy in the numbe ...

Al Qaeda appeals for help to repel Houthis in central Yemen

Reuters - 2017-03-09 21:59
DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's local al Qaeda wing appealed for help on Thursday to fend off an offensive by the armed Houthi movement in central Yemen, and accused the United States of coordinating attacks with the Iran-aligned group, according to an online s ...

Two children killed in Yemen drone strike: residents

Reuters - 2017-03-07 15:00
DUBAI (Reuters) - Two Yemeni boys were killed in a drone strike while walking on a road in central Yemen used by al Qaeda militants who have been subject to repeated strikes by U.S. forces in recent days, residents said on Tuesday. ...

Al-Qaeda confirms death of senior leader in Syria - statement

Reuters - 2017-03-02 16:34
CAIRO (Reuters) - Al-Qaeda confirmed on Thursday that a U.S.-led coalition drone strike had killed senior leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, in a joint statement issued by the militant group's Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula branches. ...

Senior al Qaeda leader killed by CIA drone strike: U.S. official

Reuters - 2017-03-01 23:28
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Hellfire missile fired by a CIA drone killed al-Qaeda leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri late on Sunday while he was riding in a car near the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, a U.S. intelligence official said on Wednesday. ...

Politicization of the Intelligence Community is Extremely Dangerous

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-02-28 04:06
I was a CIA analyst working in the Counterterrorism Center in the run-up to the Iraq war. We didn’t think Saddam had any substantial ties to al-Qaeda, but we were asked to start digging for evidence of such ties. This process is backwards; the informatio ...

Un dron mata en Siria al "número dos" de Al Qeda y yerno de Bin Laden

Larazon - 2017-02-28 03:56
Fuentes de la organización yihadista internacional Al Qaeda ha confirmado la muerte de Abu al Jair al Masri, considerado el 'número dos' del grupo y yerno de su fundador, Usama bin Laden. Al Masri, de nacionalidad egipcia, murió en un bombardeo de un dro ...

Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White House says

Reuters - 2017-02-26 19:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump might support an investigation into last month's U.S. raid in Yemen that killed several al Qaeda militants but also left a Navy SEAL and several civilians dead, the White House said on Sunday. ...

Saudi FM: Iran is largest sponsor of global terrorism

Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir asserted on Sunday that Iran is the largest Sponsor of global terrorism, terming Tehran as a country which doesn’t cherish citizenship. There might have been secret deals between Iran, al-Qaeda and ISIS, ...

New Syrian jihadist alliance vows to step up attacks against army

Reuters - 2017-02-10 00:58
AMMAN (Reuters) - The head of a new alliance of Syrian Islamist factions, including a former affiliate of al Qaeda, has promised to escalate attacks against the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed allies with the goal of toppling President Bashar al-Assad. ...

US Confirms Death of al-Qaeda Chief's Close Associate in Syria

BAS News - 2017-02-09 12:24
US says it has killed 11 al-Qaeda members in Syria in February ERBIL — The US Air Force killed 11 al-Qaeda members in two air strikes in Syria this month, including a former associate of Osama bin Laden, Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff ...

Yemen keeps counter-terrorism operations with U.S. despite raid

Reuters - 2017-02-09 00:23
WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen said on Wednesday it had not suspended counter-terrorism operations with the U.S. government, despite controversy over a U.S. commando raid on al Qaeda militants in which several civilians were also killed. ...

U.S. military probing more possible civilian deaths in Yemen raid

Reuters - 2017-02-02 09:26
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen on the weekend, in the first operation authorized by President Donald Trump as commander in ch ...

Civilians likely killed in Yemen raid: U.S. military

Reuters - 2017-02-02 02:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen earlier this week "likely killed" civilians and could include children, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. ...

Suspect in Ivory Coast al Qaeda attack arrested in Mali

Reuters - 2017-01-12 22:14
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Authorities in Mali have arrested a man believed to be linked to an al Qaeda attack on a beach resort town in neighboring Ivory Coast that killed 19 people early last year, Malian security officials said on Thursday. ...

Al-Qaeda jihadists deny involvement in killing of Russian ambassador

Aranews - 2017-01-10 23:26
ARA News Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in latest issue of the al-Risala magazine denied any link to the killing of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara, who was killed last month while giving a speech at an art gallery. Mevlut Mert Altintas, ...

Al-Qaeda leader calls ISIS ‘liars’

Aranews - 2017-01-07 01:19
ARA News Damascus – Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, has denounced what he called “a dishonest propaganda campaign” by the rival Islamic State group (ISIS) against his organization. In an audio message released on Thursday, al-Zawahiri accused t ...

Three Yemeni soldiers killed in offensive against al Qaeda: sources

Reuters - 2017-01-04 11:02
ADEN (Reuters) - At least three soldiers were killed in clashes with al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen in an operation launched by the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi, security sources said. ...

The False Promise of Drone Strikes? Ease vs. Effectiveness

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2016-12-27 13:43
Over the weekend, the Pentagon announced that Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) Farouq al-Qahtani (also known as Nayf Salam Muhammad Ujaym al Hababi), a senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, had been killed in a drone strike in Kunar, Afghanis ...

Sospesi gli account Twitter di alcuni predicatori legati ad Al Qaeda.

Internazionale - 2016-12-27 11:05
Sospesi gli account Twitter di alcuni predicatori legati ad Al Qaeda. Il predicatore giordano Abu Qatada e altri due leader religiosi legati al gruppo terroristico sono stati sospesi dal social network. I tre account avevano migliaia di follower e comment ...

Demirtaş kept with Al-Qaeda convicts and ordinary prisoners

ANF/English - 2016-11-15 10:07
HDP Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş and HDP MP Abdullah Zeydan are kept in the Edirne Type F Closed Prison in a cell on the C Block where the Al-Qaeda convicts and problematic non-political prisoners are. ...

US drone strike kills prominent Turkish al-Qaeda leader

Aranews - 2016-11-03 00:05
ARA News Idlib – Haydar Kirkan, a Turkish jihadist leader who had received military training and religious education at al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan in 1999, was taken out by a US drone strike on 17 October in Syria’s Idlib, US officials said on Wednesda ...

Don’t allow Turkey to participate in Iraq’s Mosul campaign

E-Kurd - 2016-10-19 09:22
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute In December 2001, US forces had Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden cornered in Tora Bora, a rugged cave complex in eastern Afghanistan not far from the Pakistani border. Rather than tighten the noose with US forc ...

Main Syrian Islamist group pledges allegiance to former al-Qaeda branch

Aranews - 2016-10-10 00:39
ARA News IDLIB – A main Islamist group in Syria pledged allegiance to former al-Qaeda branch Jabhat Fateh al-Sham on Sunday. The militant group of Jund al-Aqsa said in a statement that its fighters swore allegiance to Fateh al-Sham. Jund al-Aqsa, which ha ...

Islamic State, Fateh al-Sham clash near Syria-Lebanon border

Aranews - 2016-10-05 01:45
ARA News BEIRUT – A new surge of violence hit the Lebanese district of Arsal near the Syrian border, as heavy clashes broke out on Tuesday between Islamic State (ISIS) militants and the al-Qaeda splinter group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. ISIS initiated the clas ...

Groups affiliated to SC and Qaeda shell residential town

ANHA - 2016-09-11 11:45
AFRIN– mercenary groups affiliated to the so-called” Syrian opposition Coalition and al-Nusra Front listed on the black list have shelled this morning central Janders district with Katyusha and mortars. The shelling according to our reporters left a child ...

Air strike kills top commander of former Nusra group in Syria

Reuters - 2016-09-09 04:33
AMMAN (Reuters) - The top military commander of the militant group Jabhat Fateh al Sham, the former al Qaeda offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group's leaders, both the group and rebel sources said on Thursday. ...

Top Nusra commander killed in Syria’s Aleppo

Aranews - 2016-09-09 03:33
The top military commander of the militant Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, a former al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted a meeting of the group’s leaders, two rebel sources said on Thursday. Abu Omar Saraqeb was killed in an airstr ...
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